A £6,000 donation from the RAF Benevolent Fund has been used to construct two new outdoor classrooms at RAF Lossiemouth.
The outdoor classrooms - named 'Ben's Bothies' - have been equipped with solar panelled lighting and portable heaters to provide comfort in all weather conditions, allowing for the continued provision of out-of-school care for parents who work on base.
Station Commander Group Captain Chris Layden said: "The health and wellbeing of the RAF Family is a constant priority here at RAF Lossiemouth. My colleagues have worked tirelessly throughout Covid-19 to ensure that all parents on site who needed essential childcare were able to access it."
"These outdoor classrooms are used on a daily basis - a fantastic addition to the station and much loved by the children and staff. I am extremely grateful to the RAF Benevolent Fund for their generous donation and agile efforts."
Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot, Controller at the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: "I'm thrilled that we have been able to support the development of the outdoor classrooms at RAF Lossiemouth. The pandemic has placed additional pressures on children and young people as well as their parents over the past year, but as we begin to see social distancing measures lifted in Scotland I’m confident the new spaces will prove to be an invaluable asset for the delivery of childcare provision at the station."